Here's a look at Hurricane Seymour in the Eastern Pacific from early PM Wednesday, which showed the storm going from a category 4 hurricane with winds sustained at 150mph to a category 3 storm with winds sustained at 125mph.
The latest forecast track from NOAA's HPC suggests that Seymour will weaken over the next few days as it drifts north.
Cold air continues to linger in the Northeast through Friday, which will keep the threat for additional snowfall in place through the end of the week before we warm up this weekend.
As our next storm system moves in from the west, snowfall accumulations will begin to tally up. Here's a look at how much snowfall could be possible through Friday. Keep in mind that the heaviest will be found in the highest elevations.
Winter Weather Advisory
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT THRU MIDNIGHT EDT THURSDAY NIGHT...
* LOCATIONS...SOUTHWEST ADIRONDACKS.
* ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 7 INCHES...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 2000 FEET.
* IMPACTS...SNOW COVERED ROADWAYS.
* WINDS...SOUTHEAST 15 TO 25 MPH.
_____________________________________________________________________________Drying Out. Warm October Winds on Friday
Wednesday's dank and dreary weather was a reminder that cloudier times are on the way. Whether we like it or not, slate gray will likely be Mother Nature's sky color of choice as we round out 2016. Note that November and December tend to be the 2 cloudiest months of the year averaging 18 days each month with cloudy skies.
The transition to colder weather can be somewhat volatile late in the fall. As air masses become more extreme and clash, they can whip up newsworthy storms like that of the 1991 Halloween Blizzard and the 1940 Armistice Day Blizzard. With that said, look for more wind driven and potentially more potent storm systems to develop over the next several weeks.
We dry out a little Thursday with a few peeks of sun. Mild winds develop on Friday in advance of another storm system that will track across southern Canada, which will allow temperatures to warm to near 70 degrees across the southern part of the state!
Halloween is also looking mild, but could feature blustery winds and a few light rain showers.
1931: An intense area of low pressure moves into the Duluth area. The barometer falls to 29.02 inches.
Average High/Low for Minneapolis
Average Low: 36F (Record: 13F set in 1997)
*Daylight Lost Since Summer Solstice: ~5hours and 15mins
3.5 Days After Last Quarter
Hotter ocean temperatures also cause more rapid intensification of hurricanes, and the most intense storms are those that undergo rapid intensification.
Global warming causes sea level rise, which creates larger storm surges and thus worse flooding.
Global warming also adds more water vapor to the atmosphere, which causes more intense rainfall and exacerbates flooding.
In short, global warming made Hurricane Matthew and its impacts more severe, and will lead to more such devastating hurricanes in the future.
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